Special Feature

White Roux

by Chef John Folse



In a heavy bottom sauté pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Using a wire whisk, add flour, stirring constantly until the flour and butter are well blended and bubbly. Do not brown. You must continue whisking during the cooking process, as flour will tend to scorch. This classical style roux is popular in Creole cooking and will thicken three cups of stock to a sauce consistency.


Copyright 1994, Chef John D. Folse, CEC, AAC. All rights reserved. From his book "Plantation Celebrations." Photographs by Ron Manville of YUM, Inc. Reprinted with permission.


Guide to Louisiana and Creole Cuisine


Index of January 1997 electronic Gourmet Guide


Modified March 2007